Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Trend or No Trend? {Roseville and Sacramento Wedding Planner}

With growing and extending families and 2nd or belated marriages becoming more and more common the question always remains what is the correct protocol? Should we have a huge table or sometimes 2 tables in the front forcing people to sit with others they don't always know to stick to tradition? Or should we have an intimate sweetheart table that goes to waste after you've eaten a bite or two and maybe used once more during the toasts.

How about this new trend - create a seat for each of you at EACH guest table. One groom even set the grooms phone to a 7 minute timer and when it went off  they picked up their plates and went to the next table. They said that it was the best part of their wedding for their guests.

What do you think?
Inspired by the originally posting on October 24, 2009 by A Modern Proposal Event Planning

Friday, June 25, 2010

Beach Bride~New Conway Creations Couple {Roseville and Sacramento Wedding Planner}

Please join me in welcoming Conway Creations newest Beach Bride due to be wed on September 10th! She is having an intimate wedding on a private beach. I am honored to share in her big day and help you achieve her vision miles from home!

Beach Bride came as a referral from a previous bride.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thursday Tips- Wedding Coordinator VS Venue Coordinator {Roseville and Sacramento Wedding Planner}

Written by Lauren of Every Last Detail

I’ve heard it several times- “Oh the venue coordinator will handle everything, I don’t need a wedding planner/coordinator.” What most brides don’t know is that the venue coordinator is just there for the VENUE, not you. (Nothing against venue coordinators- I love them and they’ve helped me out a lot!) And so, since I’m kind of the person who says things about planning weddings that not many other bloggers will….
- A venue coordinator is looking out for the best interest of the venue. A wedding coordinator looks out for the best interest of YOU, the bride. The venue coordinator deals with everything having to do with the venue- food, setup, etc. A wedding coordinator will deal with aspects of the venue, such as setup, and will make sure everything is to your specifications.
- If your ceremony is at a location other than the venue, your wedding coordinator will be there with you. A venue coordinator will not be at that offsite ceremony. If the ceremony is at the venue, the venue coordinator will be there to help with the coordination of the ceremony.
- A wedding coordinator stays by your side throughout the day and night. They are there to tell you when things will be occurring throughout the night, such as the cake cutting, bouquet toss, toasts, etc. I personally stay until the very end of the wedding, until all of the guests are gone. A venue coordinator stays until the meal is served, and the majority of the time, leaves after. Some may stay until the cake is cut and served. He or she will not be by your side throughout the day or night. Although the venue coordinator will do their best to keep you happy, he or she likely will not be involved if the best man hates your cousin and they are sitting near each other or if your bustle breaks.
- A wedding coordinator contacts your venues before your wedding to make sure everyone is confirmed and knows what time they will be arriving. A venue coordinator may only contact vendors that have to do with setup of the reception, not others, like your photographer or hair/makeup.
- Venues are known to have a high turnover rate among the coordinator/sales positions. The person that you book your wedding with may or may not still be there when it comes time for your wedding a year, year and a half later. Your wedding coordinator is hired by YOU, hand selected by YOU, and won’t be going anywhere (unless, God forbid, something horrible happens!).
These are just a few things to inspire some thinking- food for thought. This is in no way meant to be bad towards venue coordinators. As I said before, I LOVE venue coordinators- it’s always awesome to work with them! I just want my readers to be aware of the differences between the two.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Wedding on Twitter??? {Roseville and Sacramento Wedding Planner}

Yes, someone is having a wedding on Twitter and you're invited. I have heard of some couples having a Tweet of Honor at their wedding. It seems that the concept has been taken to another level. Don't believe me? Well, @subrbanoblivion and @pauloflaherty are basically invited the entire Internet to their upcoming online Twitter wedding. And of course, the wedding reception will be a Tweetup. Will we be seeing more of these "Twitter weddings" in the near future? We don't know, but follow the #paul&sara hashtag to see how the event unfolds.

twitter wedding

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Newest Conway Creations Couple {Roseville and Sacramento Wedding and Event Planner}

Abhi & Steph to be wed on December 30, 2010

How They Met

Abhi was working full-time as a technology consultant at when Stephanie had just recently started her summer internship. They ended up not only on the same project, but also sitting right next to each other. Because of the long hours and safety issues, Stephanie needed to be escorted to her car on a daily basis, and Abhi, who had already noticed Stephanie, quickly volunteered! Numerous group outings to restaurants and music venues helped the two to learn how similar they were - love of music, affinity for traveling the world, and ambition like none other.

The Proposal

The weekend before their recent trip to India, Abhi and Stephanie drove to Barstow to drop off the dog, Guaba, at Stephanie's parents' house. When they get to Barstow, Abhi said that he wanted to take pictures of landmarks that remind him of Stephanie. First, he said, "Let me take a picture of Del Taco." Stephanie thought, "Out of all things he wants to take a picture of a drive-thru sign... but okay." Then, Abhi says that the Harvey House is the next stop since it was one of Stephanie's Grandpa's favorite buildings. It had been a long drive to Barstow so Stephanie took the dog out to walk with them. Guaba started to run circles around Stephanie, which left her tied up in his leash. As she turned around (and around) to get out of the dog's hold, Abhi was down on his knee with the ring in hand. He says, "Will you marry me?" and of course her answer was a huge "YES!"